Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Auckland commuters get absolute certainty from NZ Bus

NZ Bus drivers in Auckland have today ratified an offer put to them by the public transport operator which will provide “absolute certainty” for Auckland commuters for the next two years.

Claire Neville, NZ Bus general manager operations, says the ratification of “a fair deal for drivers and NZ Bus” was great news for commuters and the company.

“This means our Auckland customers can continue to rely on NZ Bus and have absolute certainty in our services wherever they need to travel,” Neville says.

Strong and resilient employment relations are a key component for successful transport companies and Neville says NZ Bus is a market leader for sustaining harmonious relations with its workforce.

“We’re in a good place right now and commuters and Councils can have confidence in our transport services,” she says.

“Commuters and councils want operators like NZ Bus that can deliver transport solutions and still fairly reimburse their employees,” she says, citing the company’s success this month in securing transport contracts in the Bay of Plenty valued at $14.8m and included drivers being paid a living wage.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Big Spenders Are Not Our Tourism Salvation

Covid and climate change have been changing the face of tourism. That’s why it seemed oddly premature last week for Tourism Minister Stuart to announce that New Zealand isn’t interested in mass tourism any more, or in attracting the sort of budget visitors who “travel around our country on $10 a day eating two-minute noodles.” Instead, New Zealand aims to focus its marketing efforts on attracting wealthy, big spending tourists. “In terms of targeting our marketing spin,” Nash said, “it is unashamedly going to be at … High-quality tourists.” Really? The comments have raised a few eyebrows overseas, and a few hackles here at home. Nash’s comments have also been something of a gift to an Opposition adept at portraying the Ardern government as a bunch of liberal elitists out of touch with ordinary people...


National: Surgical Wait List Hits New Record
A new record has been set for New Zealanders waiting more than four months for surgery, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says... More>>

School Strike 4 Climate: Intergenerational Climate Strike On September 23rd
Once again School Strike for climate Ōtautahi (Christchurch) is asking all students to unite in a call to all council candidates to #voteclimate. Happening on Friday 23rd of September... More>>

Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

Government: Wage Growth Best On Record
Workers’ have experienced their biggest pay hike on record, outstripping inflation. Stats NZ figures show median weekly earnings from wages and salaries jumped by 8.8 percent in the June year... More>>

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights
An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission... More>>

Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>




InfoPages News Channels